No Footprints: Mabuasehube

Elephant grazing in the Chobe river, Botswana
No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available on Amazon*

This post shows photos from my book, No Footprints in the Night, available on Amazon* now.

From the Botswanan border at Ramatlabama we drove to Mabuasehube (part of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) via a night in Kanye. We arrived in Mabuasehube from the east and left to the north, staying two nights in Kalahari Rest Lodge near Kang, before we drove to Khutse Game Reserve

Ramatlabama Border Post ⇾ Kanye, Botswana ⇾ Mabuasehube ⇾ Kahalari Rest Lodge (Kang) ⇾ Khutse Game Reserve

Track to Mabuasehube from the A20, Botswana
Track to Mabua from the A20
Track to Mabuasehube from the A20, Botswana
Driving west on the cutline
Track to Mabuasehube from the A20, Botswana
Still on the cutline

Mabuasehube (Kgalagadi)

Sunrise over Mabuasehube Pan, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Lilac-Breasted Roller, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Juvenile Martial Eagle, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Juvenile Martial Eagle
Kalahari scenery, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Red Hartebeest, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Animals and Kalahari scenery, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Sunset over Mabuasehube Pan, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Sunset
Sunrise over Mabuasehube Pan, Mabuasehube, Botswana
Sunrise

The Cutline North

Ostriches, Botswana

Kalahari Rest Lodge, Kang

Yellow flowers at Kalahari Rest Lodge, Kang, Botswana
Kalahari Flowers
Sparrow weaver at Kalahari Rest Lodge, Kang, Botswana
Sparrow Weaver
Ground Thrush at Kalahari Rest Lodge, Kang, Botswana
Ground Thrush

About the Book

No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available on Amazon*

South Africa was kicking us out so we had to make a plan.

‘What about Botswana?’

My boyfriend couldn’t think of any objections so a few days before we overstayed our visas we hit the road in our trusty Defender and sped north.

The Kalahari welcomed us with vast empty spaces and gorgeous wildlife. We spent weeks camping in a true wilderness barely touched by man.

The character of the landscape changed in the waterlogged north but our encounters with dangerous animals didn’t stop.

We eventually returned to civilization after many weeks on the sandy road and I already can’t wait to go back.

No Footprints in the Night chronicles this journey of exploration through Botswana. We narrowly managed to escape being eaten by lions, killed by a puff adder and marooned on the Chobe River.

I came back with dirty clothes, an even dirtier car, and memories to last a lifetime. I hope my book will help you do the same. While on our adventure, I wrote travel journal updates to send back to friends and family, stuck in European lockdowns. This formed the basis of my new book. Available to buy now on Amazon*.

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